Two Top Tutorials For Making Your Own Face Masks at Home

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Posted 2020-07-22 by Meg Forbesfollow
Internationally, and within Australia, people are increasingly being encouraged to wear face masks when out in public. This is seen as particularly when people are in indoor areas with poor ventilation such as when using public transport, or when dining inside restaurants.

This issue moved closer to home this week with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews advising that from Wednesday 22 July 2020 at 11:50pm people living in Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire would need to wear a face mask when leaving the house, with some exceptions . Since then, the New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has advised that people in New South Wales should consider wearing a face mask when in locations where social distancing measures cannot be followed.

While this advice aims to protect the public by inhibiting the spread of Covid19, many people in Australian and elsewhere have struggled to find face masks in local shops, and delivery from online stores may take some time. In response, an increasing number of make your own face mask at home type videos have begun to circulate the internet. This may leave people wondering, which tutorials can I trust?

As a result, the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released step by step tutorials for making face masks with a sewing machine, and without for those who don't sew. There is also a video with step by step instructions presented by Dr Jerome Adams, US Surgeon General here :

Here in Australia, the Victorian State Government's Health and Human Services have similarly recognised the need for some people to make their own masks, and released a step-by-step tutorial here . This tutorial uses items that are easy to find in most homes to construct the face masks, including exercise clothing, green shopping bags, and shoelaces.

Thanks to these two tutorials, from international and Australian peak health bodies, it is now possible for almost anyone to safely construct a face mask at home, helping to keep themselves and everyone around them safer by helping to reduce the spread of Covid19.

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